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08/2013
Travel

Discover New Zealand

newzealnd200Exploring the magnificent landscape and coastline of New Zealand's dual islands, tops the travel destinations list of many. For it is where nature meets unique cultures and magical adventure. Only problem is, deciding on what to do first!

You can experience mountains, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes, and stunning coastline, all the while spotting wildlife found nowhere else on earth. While visiting the coastal areas, you could go on whale, penguin, and dolphin sighting boat trips. Prefer to stay on the land, go horse trekking and truly explore the New Zealand wilderness or you could visit wildlife parks like Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, and see native birds, such as the Kiwi.

The diversity of the New Zealand landscape has been a draw for filmmakers as well. Ever since the first The Lord of the Rings movie in 2001, New Zealand has been known as the 'Home of Middle-earth'. New Zealand’s dramatic scenery adds a magical element to the mythical world of Middle-earth, truly completing it on the big screen. Many activities and attractions offer you the chance to see the over 250 film locations yourself.

Last but not least, be sure to add a unique and dynamic experience to your visit by experiencing New Zealand's Māori culture. The Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, put on many cultural performances, which include traditional singing, dancing, and large feasts. Their visual arts, such as precious adornments and traditional weapons, can also be found in museums and cultural centers on both islands.